Sid Meier's Civilization V PC Cheats and Achievements 2021


Sid Meier's Civilization V is a 4X (which stands for explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate) turn-based strategy game that first launched on PC in September of 2010.

From Stone Age through the Information Age

Like other entries in the long-running franchise, it tasks players with building and guiding a civilization from the Stone Age through the Information Age. Along the way, players engage in diplomacy, trade, and combat with some of history's greatest leaders, until they emerge victorious as ruler of the entire world. It's an intricate game, so if you need a little help on your road to conquest, here are some cheats to try, along with a full list of achievements.

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The cheats and achievements in this article specifically apply to the Steam PC version of Sid Meier's Civilization V.

How to Use Cheats in Civilization V

Using cheats in Civilization V requires editing a certain file, so you should make a backup before making any changes. Once that's done, follow these steps to enable the game's debug console:

Locate the config.ini file in the game folder. You can usually find it in Documents\My Games\Sid Meier's Civilization V by default.

Double-click the file to open it, or right-click and choose Edit from the menu.

Find the section that says DebugPanel = 0 and change it to DebugPanel = 1.

Save the file, then launch a new game.

Once the debug console is enabled, you can press the tilde key (~) on your keyboard to bring it up. From there, you can tweak your gameplay in a few ways. Selecting Reveal All will show everything on the map, for example.

Sid Meier's Civilization V Steam Achievements List

The following list of achievements can be unlocked in the Steam PC version of Civilization V:

AchievementRequirementUnlock A Magnificent VictoryBeat the game on any difficulty setting as Suleiman.A Woman's WorkBeat the game on any difficulty setting as Wu Zetian.Age of EmpireBeat the game on any difficulty setting as Darius.All for All Super BrawlHave every Civ declare war on you at the same time.All Roads Lead to RomeBuild a road with a Roman Legion.Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-KaBeat the game on any difficulty setting as Ramesses II.Arab TraderTrade a luxury resource to another Civ that you earned through a city with a Bazaar.Arabian KnightsBeat the game on any difficulty setting as Harun al-Rashid.Baby StepsBeat the game on the Settler difficulty level.Barbarian WarlordAs Bismarck, convert the Barbarians from 10 camps to your side.Barbary PirateAs Suleiman, accumulate a navy with 10 Barbarian naval units.Battlefield EarthBeat the game on an Earth-type Map.Blood and IronBeat the game on any difficulty setting as Bismarck.BollywoodAs Gandhi, win a cultural victory with 3 or fewer cities in your empire.Can't We All Just Get Along?Play and win a game without ever declaring war on another Civ (does not preclude them from declaring war against you).Cat FightAs a female leader, defeat all other present female leaders in a single game.Charming. Really.Beat the game on the Prince difficulty level.City of GoldDevelop a city to produce more than 100 gold per turn.City of LightsDevelop a city to produce more than 100 culture per turn.City of ScienceDevelop a city to produce more than 100 science per turn.ConnoisseurRate a Mod.Conquest of the WorldAs Alexander, defeat every known player by 350 BC.Death Before ShameFully Explore the Honor Policy Track.Diplomacy by Other MeansFully Explore the Autocracy Policy Track.DiplomatHold a Defensive Pact with another civilization for at least 50 turns.Do You Want to Super Size That?Beat the game on a Large Map.Eighty-Eight Miles per HourFully Explore the Rationalism Policy Track.Empire of the EastBeat the game on any difficulty setting as Ramkhamhaeng.EngineerBuild a Wonder.Enlightened RulerUnlock all Social Policies, across any number of playthroughs.ExpansionistDownload a Mod.ExperimenterPlay a game with a Mod.Exterminate! Exterminate!Win a Domination Victory.First in the Hearts of Your CountrymenBeat the game on any difficulty setting as Washington.First of the MohicansBeat the game on any difficulty setting as Hiawatha.Flawless StrategyBeat the game on the Deity difficulty level.Flying FortressBomb an enemy city with a B-17.Forty-NinerBuild 1000 mines, across any number of playthroughs.Freedom Isn't FreeFully Explore the Freedom Policy Track.From Archaemennid to SafavidAs Darius, start 5 Golden Ages in a single game.Gardens of Lake TexcocoBuild a Floating Garden in a city with a lake tile in its radius.Give Peace a ChanceBeat the game on any difficulty setting as Gandhi.Go Boldly Where No Man Has Gone BeforeWin a Space Victory.God Is GreatConstruct 1000 Temples, across any number of playthroughs.Going It Old SchoolBeat the game on a Pangaea-type Map.Gotta Catch 'Em AllBeat the game on all standard map types and sizes.Harder, Better, Faster, StrongerUpgrade a Unit.He Threw a Car at My Head!Have any city ransomed by Barbarians.Here Ends the Noble SavageRaze 100 Barbarian camps, across any number of playthroughs.Hundred Years WarBe engaged in a single war for 100 or more consecutive turns.I Can Has Nukes?Drop a Nuke on another Civ.I Have the PowerWin 20 battles with a single unit.I Need More Elbow RoomBeat the game on a Tiny Map.I'm on a Boat!Embark a Unit.Inconceivable!Lose a game to someone that is not on your friend's list.Island HoppingBeat the game on an Archipelago-type Map.It's Just You and Me, KidBeat the game on a Duel Map.It's Standard IssueBeat the game on a Standard Map.It's Super EffectiveDestroy an enemy unit in just one hit.Kamikaze AttackKill an enemy unit attacking with a Japanese unit with just 1 HP remaining.Knowledge Is GoodHold a Research Pact with another civilization for at least 50 turns.Land BaronPurchase 1000 tiles, across any number of playthroughs.Last Man StandingWin any Multiplayer Match.Living in SmallvilleBeat the game on a Small Map.Lux Perpetua Luceat EisFully Explore the Piety Policy Track.MagellanProve that the world is round by uncovering a connected loop of tiles around the circumference of the world.Manifest DestinyCompletely control and have contiguous borders around your starting continent.Marco PoloBe the first to explore and uncover 1000 tiles, across any number of playthroughs.Master of the HouseFully Explore the Tradition Policy Track.Master of the UniverseBeat the game on any difficulty setting with each leader.Merchant KingTrade 100 resources, across any number of playthroughs.Model of a Modern Major-GeneralTrain all Units, across any number of playthroughs.Money Doesn't Grow on TreesFully Explore the Commerce Policy Track.Montezuma's Revenge...Beat the game on any difficulty setting as Montezuma.Moving on UpEarn a Unit Promotion.My Little PonyAs Catherine, research Horseback Riding before any other Civ.Neighborhood BullyAnnex a previously puppetted City State.One to Rule Them AllBeat the game on any difficulty setting with only one city.Panzer "Shafernator" GeneralSpawn over 100 Great Generals, build an army of over 100 standing units, and beat the game 100 times.Paul BunyanChop down 1,000 forest tiles, across any number of playthroughs.Peace and ProsperityBegin a Golden Age.People of the LonghouseBuild a longhouse in a city with at least 4 unchopped forests in its radius.Plate TectonicsBeat the game on a Continents-type Map.Riddle of the SphinxRush a wonder as Egypt with a Great Engineer.Rising SunBeat the game on any difficulty setting as Oda.Ruler of the SeasAs Elizabeth, sink and destroy 357 enemy naval units, across any number of playthroughs.Ruler of the Twelve ColoniesBeat the game on a Huge Map.Say Hello to My Little FriendReach Ally Status with a City State.Second CityFound a second city.Seriously?!?Have another Civ beat you to completing a Wonder 10 times.Six Degrees to SidPlay a multiplayer match with another player who has this achievement (starting with Sid).Star of the NorthBeat the game on any difficulty setting as Catherine.Sun Tzu's Art of WarAs Wu Zetian, earn a Great General through battle.Taking off the Training WheelsBeat the game on the Chieftain difficulty level.Team PlayerFully Explore the Patronage Policy Track.The African KingBeat the game on any difficulty setting as Askia.The AlexmanBeat the game on the Warlord difficulty level.The Appian WayBuild 1000 roads, across any number of playthroughs.The Best State of a RepublicWin a Cultural Victory.The Elephant BattleDestroy another Civ's unique unit with a Naresuan's Elephant.The ExplorerDiscover 100 natural wonders.The Golden PathBeat the game on the Emperor difficulty level.The Man Who Would Be KingBeat the game on any difficulty setting as Alexander.The Once and Future KingBeat the game on the King difficulty level.The Paul Murphy Award for Excellence and Attractiveness Read 500 articles in the Civilopedia.The Pen is MightierWin a Diplomatic Victory.The Wonder YearsBuild all the Wonders, across any number of playthroughs.The World Is a Mess, and I Just Need to Rule ItBeat the game on the Immortal difficulty level.Three MusketeersKill a unit with a French Musketeer when two other Musketeers are providing flanking bonuses.To Stand the Test of TimeBeat the game with all victory conditions.Tomb RaiderPillage gold from an Egyptian city with a burial tomb in it.Treasure HunterDiscover an ancient ruin.Two Men Enter, One Man LeaveCompletely defeat another Civ and remove them from the game.Veni, Vidi, ViciBeat the game on any difficulty setting as Caesar.Video et TaceoBeat the game on any difficulty setting as Elizabeth.Vivre La RevolutionBeat the game on any difficulty setting as Napoleon.War Canoe AttackAs Askia, conquer a city on another continent.We Have the TechnologyFully explore the Tech Tree.With an Iron FistFully Explore the Order Policy Track.With Liberty and Justice for AllFully Explore the Liberty Policy Track.